Story: Wairarapa region

Industrial decay

Industrial decay

For much of the 20th century the Waingawa meatworks, just south of Masterton, was Wairarapa’s largest employer. The works closed in 1989 when killing was centralised at new plants in southern Hawke’s Bay. By 2006, the buildings were derelict.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Diversifying the economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017